Bill Hildebrandt

American, 1927 – 2013

Bill Hildebrandt devoted his life to the art of calligraphy. In addition to producing beautiful examples of his own work, he taught eager students in his Simsbury, Connecticut studio from 1977 to the 2000s. Through his life, he was very interested in printing, and for many years he operated the Cellar Press that housed his collection of antique type and presses where he published many articles, books, and keepsakes. His book, Calligraphic Flourishing, remains one of the the foremost texts on the art of the all-important but oft-overlooked calligraphic element.